Marian Grudko

Storyteller, Singer and Composer



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Marian Grudko was born in New York City and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1995. She has composed music on the bus from Brooklyn to Manhattan, on the Metro North trains, on a canoe trip through the Great Swamp, and occasionally at her piano. It was Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck” that first inspired her to illustrate stories with music. All of her compositions include music for dance, and she refers to them as “ballets.” She has perfected the art of creating musical stories. It is her greatest delight to share her work through the art of storytelling.


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“The beloved tales of Beatrix Potter come to life in musical storyteller Marian Grudko’s one woman show... an enchanting mix of humor and artistry (not to mention her own original music)...
a unique musical performance” 
            — Allie Early
            TimeOut NY magazine

“Marian’s transformation from one character to another is pure

— the Pawling Library

"Marian has a real ability
as a storyteller to create another reality and make
it come alive."

— Susan Willson, CNM, Stone Ridge, N.Y.


      — Callye Rose, The Pawling Press

“Elegant, witty and touching... adults wept”

“Beautiful music, beautiful voice”

             — James Mandracchia,
             The Akin Library, Pawling, N.Y.